kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Great Hotel Bars, Part 1

Mark your calendars for what will definitely be a fantastic event on October 14. Derek and Phil are knowledgeable and fun hosts, and Chantal is quite the expert on classic cocktails--her Sazerac is the best in town (just don't be disappointed if you make it at home and it doesn't turn out quite as good...just head to the Tabard for the real deal.):

The Great Hotel Bars, Part I
Presented By: Derek Brown and Phil Greene
$45.00 per person pre-register
The 'at-the-door' fee may be higher.
Tuesday, October 14 2008, 6:00 - 7:30
Hotel Tabard Inn, 1739 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Join Derek Brown and Phil Greene (a co-founder of The Museum of the American Cocktail) for this introductory discussion of the classic drinks of the great old hotel bars, those palaces of hospitality. Along with delicious appetizers, sample and learn the histories of such classics as the Vieux Carre Cocktail (Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans), the Rob Roy (Waldorf = Astoria, New York), the Singapore Sling (Raffles Hotel, Singapore), the Bloody Mary (St. Regis Hotel, New York), and the Side Car (The Ritz, Paris). Join mixologist Chantal Tseng of the Tabard Inn for a demonstration of the Tabard Cocktail made in honor of the event and listen to her share stories of the District's oldest continuously-operated inn. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.